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Report ‘paints first human picture of impact of cuts’

A new report is the first to demonstrate the likely devastating impact on disabled people’s lives of the government’s cuts to disability benefits, say campaigners.
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Review of Equality 2025 sparks concerns

The launch of a government review has raised fears that ministers are planning to replace their advisory network of disabled people with a controversial new “alliance” of disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), charities, service-providers and...
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The ‘bedroom tax’ undermines disabled people’s human rights

The ‘bedroom tax’ undermines disabled people’s human rights | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Note: if you’re likely to be affected by the ‘bedroom tax’, please contact us; we are in touch with solicitors and barristers who are prepared to try to challenge the policy on behalf of disabled tenants in the social rented sector In April 2013...
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Dyspraxia can be serious – it deserves more recognition | Maxine Frances Roper

Dyspraxia can be serious – it deserves more recognition | Maxine Frances Roper | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Dyspraxia is poorly understood compared to its better-known cousins dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's syndromeImagine you're a healthy adult with a good university degree but struggle to pour a drink without spilling it, direct people across a...
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Ed Miliband pledges to tackle mental health issues – video

The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, says mental health is 'the biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age'...
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Speech on Personal Independence Payment | Sheila Gilmore

See my speech from yesterday's debate on Personal Independence Payment – the benefit due to replace #DLA next year: http://t.co/aVvhEZOx...
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'You know what they say – love is blind'

'You know what they say – love is blind' | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The Tambin family are all visually impaired, but they don't let that hold them back in lifeDarren Tambin is proud of his DIY skills – justifiably so because not only has the wallpaper in his sitting room been hung meticulously and the shelves set...
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Disabled in protest against cuts to benefits - All News - Sunderland Echo

Disabled in protest against cuts to benefits - All News - Sunderland Echo | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
PEOPLE with disabilities braved the cold to protest against changes to benefits.
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The Hardest Hit: My Rights, My Independence, My Life

http://t.co/xodMGVUp How does the welfare reform really affect people? #DWP #DPAC #UKUNCUT #occupii #occupy #olsx #occupylondon Please RT!
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Labour Calls For Urgent Investigation Over ‘Misleading’ Atos Bid Information - Welfare News Service

Labour Calls For Urgent Investigation Over ‘Misleading’ Atos Bid Information - Welfare News Service | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
RT @mulberrybush: Labour Calls For Urgent Investigation Over ‘Misleading’ Atos Bid Information http://t.co/Z4aRMkKB #d...
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The worsening plight of the disabled and their carers | Savitri Hensman

The worsening plight of the disabled and their carers | Savitri Hensman | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
While cuts in public spending are becoming more unpopular, outrage at the underfunding of care is limitedBeing a carer can be hard work but has its compensations – a smile, a touch, companionship with and delight in those we love.
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Government orders building standards review

Government orders building standards review | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Regulations including fire safety and wheelchair access could be torn up in an attempt to cut costs for the construction industry...
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Coalition 'fobs off disability activists' / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Coalition 'fobs off disability activists' / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Coalition 'fobs off disability activists' / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star...
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Call for government to halt ‘barbaric’ treatment of disabled prisoner

Hundreds of campaigners have warned the Ministry of Justice that returning a seriously-ill disabled man to prison is likely to prove to be a “death sentence” for him.
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Labour calls for urgent investigation over ‘misleading’ Atos bid information

Labour has called for an “immediate investigation” after evidence emerged that Atos Healthcare won two lucrative disability assessment contracts by using “misleading” information about its links with disabled people’s organisations (DPOs).
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'No excuse' for failures in care

'No excuse' for failures in care | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Health minister Norman Lamb says there is "no excuse" for the mistreatment of care home patients, as Panorama reports on continuing failures in the system.
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Few people making plans for social care should they lose capacity - Communitycare.co.uk

Few people making plans for social care should they lose capacity - Communitycare.co.uk | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Few people making plans for social care should they lose capacityCommunitycare.co.ukRelatively few people have made arrangements for social care decisions to be made on their behalf should they lose capacity to make them, Alzheimer's Society has...
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Comment: Miliband’s mental health speech needs to be the start of something bigger

Comment: Miliband’s mental health speech needs to be the start of something bigger | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
 
Ed Miliband is to be commended today for taking the bull by the horns and speaking in such a public way about mental health.
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M.E, incontinence and atos medical - Benefits and Work Forum

M.E, incontinence and atos medical - Benefits and Work Forum | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Get the benefits you're entitled to: help with disability living allowance (DLA), incapacity benefit (IB), employment and support allowance (ESA). Claims, medicals, appeals.. M.E, incontinence and atos medical (1/1) - Members ...
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Doing it for Dad

Doing it for Dad | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Taking charge of my father's life now that he has dementiaI'm an accidental landlady and it's giving me a headache. Of all the aspects of being Dad's power of attorney, property management is perhaps the one that makes me feel most out of my depth.
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The Virtual Gherkin: Welfare Reform Deaths. STATS QUESTIONED

The Virtual Gherkin: Welfare Reform Deaths. STATS QUESTIONED | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
RT @Jules_Clarke: Will we ever know number of deaths from welfare reform?
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Hundreds protest against cuts to disability benefits | Tyne Tees - ITV News

Hundreds protest against cuts to disability benefits | Tyne Tees - ITV News | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Read the latest Tyne Tees stories, Hundreds protest against cuts to disability benefits on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Tyne Tees news (RT @VBaffoeITV: Hundreds protest against cuts to disability benefits
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Police move on campaigners for “criminal acts against DWP”

Police move on campaigners for “criminal acts against DWP” | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Some of you may be aware that police invaded the home of a campaigner for Disabled People Against Cuts, living …Continue reading » (Police act to defend ATOS and the DWP http://t.co/jIS7GdzX...)...
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Cumbernauld MP welcomes news NHS to take over DLA tests - Cumbernauld News

Cumbernauld MP welcomes news NHS to take over DLA tests - Cumbernauld News | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Cumbernauld MP welcomes news NHS to take over DLA testsCumbernauld NewsThe private company was blasted by campaigners who branded the fitness tests carried on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions to assess 'work capability' for people...
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ATOS de-skilling disability assessors

ATOS de-skilling disability assessors | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Documents placed online by the Department of Work and Pensions at Westminster, dealing with the tendering of contracts to assess those in receipt of disability...
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